Definition of "skimmer" [skim•mer]

  • (noun) One that skims, such as a large perforated spoon used in skimming liquids.
  • (noun) A light, usually straw hat with a stiff wide brim and a flat shallow crown.
  • (noun) Any of several chiefly coastal birds of the genus Rynchops, having long narrow wings and a long bill with a longer lower mandible for skimming the water's surface for food.
  • (noun) A black skimmer.

Use "skimmer" in a sentence

  • "My advice: trash it quickly. @bit101: skimmer privacy policy: Partners Subsidiaries and Affiliates: We may share your information ... @nymphobrainiac: @bit101 also #skimmer collects your PII data and shares it w / affiliates."
  • "A skimmer is a piece of equipment dragged by a ship to corral surface oil so that it can be burned or vacuumed up."
  • "The Secret Service learned in December that a Bank of America ATM in Saugus had been rigged with the scanner device, called a skimmer, and a pinhole camera, according to a court affidavit from a Secret Service agent."

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